Well Enhancer due for deliveryVessel & ROV News // May 11, 2009
Seabrokers reports that Helix subsidiary Well Ops is about to take delivery of the light well intervention vessel/DSV Well Enhancer, from the Krimpen Shipyard of IHC Merwede in Holland.
Seabrokers said the UK-registered Well Enhancer is a 132m long, state of the art, purpose built, well intervention and diving vessel designed to minimise production downtime and provide a cost-effective method of maintaining subsea production systems.
The vessel features a 150 tonne multi-purpose tower capable of deploying slickline, e-line and coiled tubing tools. The onboard inventory also includes kill pumps, an intervention lubricator control system and an active heave compensated main winch.
An 18-man dive system, combined with the vesselís observation and work class ROVs provides full IRM and construction services
including subsea tie-back, spool installation and diver habitat operations.
The vessel will be ready for full light well intervention operations by July after commissioning trials on a test well.
A coil test well is scheduled for August, thereafter the vessel
will be available with coil capacity.